# Solution: What is the rectangle second moment of area about an axis?

(Last Updated On: January 15, 2020)

#### Problem Statement:

A rectangle has a base of 3 cm and a height of 6 cm. What is its second moment of area (in cm^4) about an axis through the center of gravity and parallel to the base?

• A. 64
• B. 34
• C. 44
• D. 54

The second moment of area about an axis is 54 cm4.

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